Two New Members Join CCSO

On January 16, 2013, two new members officially joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.    In a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore-in Mr. Charles Vaughn and Mr. Rex Nicola.   Mr. Vaughn has joined the Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff and will be assigned to the Patrol Division. Mr. Nicola is a Licensed Practical [...]

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Deputies Discover Meth Lab

On Sunday, January 13, 2013, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory. At approximately 8:50 pm., Deputies Brian Lucas and Chad Guerry were conducting a neighborhood patrol when they observed a suspicious vehicle parked at 317 NE Double Run Rd. While investigating the vehicle, the Deputies could smell a chemical odor in [...]

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Juveniles Arrested for Burglary

On January 9,2013, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a burglary call on NW Lake Jeffery Rd. A concerned citizen noticed a suspicious vehicle and persons at a neighbor’s home and notified the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies discovered that the home had indeed been burglarized and a television and other items had been stolen from [...]

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Deputies Honored

On Thursday, January 10, 2013, two Columbia Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies were honored for their actions in providing life saving care. Deputy Sheriff Scott Staley and Deputy Sheriff D.J. Clay were presented the Medal of Distinction by Sheriff Mark Hunter in a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers. The awards citation read: “For [...]

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Citizen Recognized for Service

On Monday, January 7, 2013, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter recognized a local resident for his service to the Florida Sheriff’s Association. In a ceremony attended by employees of the Sheriff’s Office, Harrell B. McCrory, Jr. was presented with a Distinquished Service Award by Sheriff Hunter. Mr. McCrory was recoginized for 25 years of contributing [...]

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